hashing

[ hash-ing ]
/ ˈhæʃ ɪŋ /

noun

Radio. interference of signals between two stations on the same or adjacent frequencies.
Computers. a technique for locating data in a file by applying a transformation, usually arithmetic, to a key.

Nearby words

  1. hashemite kingdom of jordan,
  2. hasher,
  3. hashhead,
  4. hashimite,
  5. hashimoto's disease,
  6. hashish,
  7. hashtag,
  8. hasid,
  9. hasidean,
  10. hasidic

Origin of hashing


hash

1
[ hash ]
/ hæʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

Verb Phrases

hash over, to bring up again for consideration; discuss, especially in review: At the class reunion they hashed over their college days.

Origin of hash

1
1645–55; < French hacher to cut up, derivative of hache ax, hatchet

Related formsun·hashed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hashing

hash

1
/ (hæʃ) /

noun

verb (tr)

to chop into small pieces
to mix or mess up

Word Origin for hash

C17: from Old French hacher to chop up, from hache hatchet

hash

2
/ (hæʃ) /

noun

slang short for hashish

hash

3

hash mark

/ (hæʃ) /

noun

the character (#) used to precede a number
this sign used in printing or writing to indicate that a space should be inserted
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Word Origin and History for hashing
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Medicine definitions for hashing

hash

[ hăsh ]

n.

Hashish.

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Idioms and Phrases with hashing

hash

In addition to the idiom beginning with hash

  • hash over

also see:

  • make a hash of
  • settle someone's hash
  • sling hash
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